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Mastering HSL in Lightroom – Part 1 of 3

26. April 2010

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Mastering HSL in Lightroom – Part 1 of 3

Color – it’s the first aspect of a photograph most viewers ever notice. Colors bring an image to life, and mastering the color rendition of your image is of the utmost importance. Usually the color right from a RAW file is rather unimpressive, and needs some adjustment to make the image pop. To help manage […]

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Taking a byte out of bit depth – Jpeg vs. RAW

5. April 2010

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Taking a byte out of bit depth – Jpeg vs. RAW

Should I shoot RAW or should I shoot JPEG? That is the eternal question digital photographers struggle with day after day. Take a look at any photography message board or Flickr group and you will likely find a heated discussion weighing both sides of the issue. Proponents of each file type have strong arguments in […]

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Composition – A Modern Twist

1. April 2010

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Composition – A Modern Twist

Guest blogger Michelle Moore takes on a topic that doesn’t get discussed as often as it should: Composition. If you’re not familiar with Michelle’s work we suggest you check out her Photo Profile along with her perpetually insightful post on working with Natural Light. This girl has serious talent! Luckily for us all, Michelle is […]

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Yeah, you’re smart – the Lightroom PhD Program

23. March 2010

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Yeah, you’re smart – the Lightroom PhD Program

We really wish there was a PhD Program for Lightroom. That is how much time and effort we have put into this piece of software – enough to warrant a dissertation, committee review, and tenured faculty position at a prestigious University. While we can dream of such a position, day-to-day we know what Lightroom is […]

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Harnessing the Lightroom Histogram

10. March 2010

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Harnessing the Lightroom Histogram

A while back we discussed the relationship between the Histogram and the Tone Curve but considering some e-mails and interactions we have had with our readers it seems we should spend a bit of time looking a bit deeper into the Histogram itself. We will take a quick look at what the Histogram tells us, […]

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Preset Maintenance – staying organized and secure

9. February 2010

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Preset Maintenance – staying organized and secure

Do you often look at your Preset palette in the Develop Module and find yourself overwhelmed with the possibilities, often in staggering disarray, making it hard to find what you are looking for? An overabundance of options can sometimes stifle creativity, and having a bunch of presets designed for graphic art does not aid you […]

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Cleaning up the mess – culling images in Lightroom

2. February 2010

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Cleaning up the mess – culling images in Lightroom

So, this weekend I came to the conclusion it was time to reinstall my operating system. I have been running the Windows 7 Release Candidate for quite sometime, and its expiration was drawing nearer, and I did not want to deal with the inconveniences it creates towards expiration. Reinstalling a system is never fun, and […]

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Build ‘n Ship – Lightroom Export Presets

26. January 2010

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Build ‘n Ship – Lightroom Export Presets

One of the biggest selling points for Lightroom has to be its ability to use presets. However, most people simply think of develop presets when they hear the word “preset”. This misconception is understandable; especially considering everything a good selection of develop presets can do for you. But presets can do more for you than […]

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Quickie Fix – Exposure

19. January 2010

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Quickie Fix – Exposure

Everyone has encountered shots that have been over or under exposed before. Be it accidental or the result of bracketing, there are always a few less than ideal exposures in any project. Fixing each of the images can be time consuming, but if you leverage some tricks in Lightroom, you can speed up your workflow […]

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Pinky Promises – 10 Resolutions for the Digital Photographer

14. January 2010

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Pinky Promises – 10 Resolutions for the Digital Photographer

We had originally published this piece in our Email Digest but after an overwhelming response and prodding from you folks to post this on the blog … here it is! We have always enjoyed receiving your emails and comments regarding the challenges you deal with on a continual basis. Many of these challenges revolve around […]

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